ACRT, Inc Consulting Utility Forester in Southborough, Massachusetts
Description ACRT Inc. is currently meeting with motivated candidates who can operate independently, as part of a group responsible for the identification of hazardous vegetation along critical utility infrastructure. This position requires an educational background in forestry, horticulture, or arboriculture, with experience in these fields. ISA Certified Arborists and candidates with a Massachusetts Pesticide Applicators License or Massachusetts Certified Arborists credentials are preferred but not required. If you’re looking to join the field of Utility Vegetation Management in Massachusetts at a growing company with great benefits, this is an excellent opportunity.
Consulting Utility Foresters will be expected to inspect, identify, and evaluate hazardous trees along utility rights-of-way over large areas in a company vehicle and on foot patrols. Serving as a liaison between the utility and their customers, and the contractors on the system, the forester will identify and catalog the trees and be responsible for the notification of intended operations to customers. Educating our client’s customers of the program and the ability to obtain permission for future planned work is a necessary skill. Our foresters also respond to customer inquiries to the Vegetation Management team at the utility providing a vital customer service.
2 or 4 year degree in Forestry, Horticulture, or closely related fields
Strong tree identification of Eastern US species is a preferred skill.
Experience in utility vegetation management preferred
Competent computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite
Experience working with GIS integrated data collection software/hardware preferred
Candidate must be self-motivated, show strong organization skills, and be production oriented
Candidate must be comfortable working in an independent environment and managing a geographical area for all vegetation related activities
Candidate must be able to work with stakeholders, utility customers and line clearance vendors and have excellent interpersonal skills
ISA Certified Arborist preferred
Utility Specialist preferred
Pesticide certification preferred
Must demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills
Multi-tasking and strong time management skills required
Ability to work in varied terrain and inclement weather with flexible schedules (available nights and weekends as needed)
Valid Driver License required
Full Time position
ACRT, Inc. is 100% employee-owned; it’s not just a job…it’s YOUR Company!!!
Employees become owners and receive company stock after a waiting period
ACRT offers excellent benefits for our employee-owners and their families
Group Life Insurance
Optional Life Insurance
Short & Long Term Disability
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Company Vehicle/Gas Card for work related and commuting purposes
Boot Allowance Program
ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) with a great vesting schedule
Employee Referral Program
Pre-employment drug screen and background check required
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. We are also an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.
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Requisition Number: 18-0109
Post Date: 3/12/2018
Title: Consulting Utility Forester